Renting out your vacation home when you aren’t using it yourself can be a great way to offset expenses such as taxes, mortgage payments, and maintenance fees. Sound appealing? Well, before you assume the role of landlord and rent out your vacation home, you should… Read More
Like many vacation homeowners, my husband and I employ a local caretaker to mow the lawn, plow the snow, and pick up the trash. Our caretakers — a reliable, honest neighborhood couple — also stop by our house every Monday and do a walk-through to… Read More
Every Friday afternoon from December through late March, the White family loads up their SUV with kids, suitcases, coolers and the dog to drive three hours to their ski house. In the four years since they bought their mountainside home, they have pretty much mastered… Read More
There are many easy and effective ways you can safeguard your property which don’t involve hiring one of those expensive home security monitoring services. Here’s a handy do-it-yourself home security checklist you can print out and refer to each time you are going away.
Whether you own a beach home, ski condo or lakeside cottage, your vacation home is an important investment that you will want to safeguard while you are not there, especially during the long winter months when temperatures dip below freezing and ice and wind storms… Read More